Coding 4 All – We are looking for partners! 0 Reply



The report recently presented by the CIP, entitled “Automation and the Future of Labour in Portugal”, prepared in partnership by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) and the New School of Business and Economics, indicates that about 1.8 million people “will need to improve their skills or change jobs by 2030, “which” poses significant challenges that will require an active role from both government and the private sector in the process of retraining the workforce.”

In this context, “the digital transformation of national society and economy represents a huge opportunity” and to minimise the challenges arising from this transition it is necessary to re-qualify the society.

With this purpose and taking into account the need of starting the process of preparing future generations for the skills that the transition to the digital economy will require, the Dialogue CafĂ© Association proposes to launch a pilot project that will consist on a cycle of activities to be implemented in Summer 2019 – precisely when young people are on vacation and more available for non-formal learning – which would include:

  1. a) Coding Training Course
  2. b) English Training Course
  3. c) Story-telling Course
  4. d) Hands on: my first app
  5. e) Solve problems: the planet is our home
  6. f) Life is beautiful: be supportive

The aim is to implement a pilot training for young people aged from 12 to 14 living in territories of interior regions of Portugal (five locations, to be determined) for a total of 600 participants, and then, on the basis of the results obtained, to evaluate the possibility of continuing these activities during the academic year 2019-2020 and to eventually extend the network of beneficiaries to other locations not only in Portugal, but also in other Portuguese-speaking countries such as Cape Verde, Brasil and Mozambique.

The principle of this project relies on the use of the videoconference system developed by CISCO – called telepresence – and provided to Dialogue CafĂ© Association and its network members.

This project is based on the use of the existing Dialogue Cafes network – namely Lisbon and Évora – and the creation of three new temporary locations in Portugal, located in localities in interior areas that could later become permanent or been transferred to other locations. To this end, and as is the rule with the existing network, local partners will be sought to serve as hosts of the Dialogue CafĂ©s, which may include cultural centers under the tutelage of city councils.

We are looking for partners! Join us now!

We are looking for partners who wish to support the initiative from the public, private and philanthropic sectors. As well as local partners who wish to provide space, the provision of internet and electricity, as well as, if possible, local facilitators and support in the dissemination of activities and mobilisation of young people.

DC -Projecto – C&DC – Code 4 all (Further information in Portuguese)

For further information, contact: Helena Barroco, Director a.i. of Dialogue Café Association



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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. https://vimeo.com/dcafe Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29